Today’s society casts an interesting reflection upon the long held saying. On the one hand, words are said and spread as easily as softened butter across a piece of toast. Next, the crunchy mellow slice is consumed in a steady action till one’s mouth and hands are cleansed by the humble napkin that dutifully waits its turn. Afterward, the words are spoken, “What I really wanted was a jelly doughnut, but I’m on a diet.” While placing the order the request may have come in the following manner: (cheerful tone) “Yes, I think buttered toast and coffee is my choice this morning.” Immediately your breakfast friend slides into the booth ordering The Triple Waffle And Bacon Ticker Special. Ha ha. Ha.

Even though the toast was drawn out in art form, (both buttering and eating) the fact is, a jelly doughnut was the real desire in spite of the actions and words (including cheerful tone). In the end, true words came out even though the *correct* action was taken.

Actions and words are interchangeable, no doubt. The thing I ponder is how far down the rabbit hole does it take us as individuals and as a society?

I’ve never went for toast if a jelly doughnut was what I wanted. I learned for myself, I’m better off to eat what I want and crush the craving. Actions speak louder than words–continue to really THINK about this.

I’ve Been Sick…

May 15, 2013

and I still show the results of it, physically speaking. So, on to better things. Today I’ve been pondering about life. Not in general, but in specifics. Is all life precious? Whether answered yes or no, whose setting the standard? My blog, my question. I’m ‘god’ of this blog, so in that vein, I ask, does God address this in the Bible? Specifically? From abortions to war and everthing in-between and beyond, that is my question to you, is ALL life precious? Something to really think about.

Everything that exists has always existed. Maybe not as we can ‘see’ it but it is there. Body, mind, soul, and spirit all connect to various aspects of this even if we don’t get it. Ever feel overwhelmed, like there is too much out there? Too much crying and whining. Boo hoo hoo. I’m a victim. They are mean, cruel, …ignorant. Too nice, too sweet, too soft hearted. Need to be stronger, wiser, smarter, more…tolerant. So MUCH need to be, should be, can be, will be, BETTER BE…or ELSE. The entire world is in dire need of putting its heart back in the proper place. The chest…and off the sleeve. The chest is the proper place. The wearing of the heart on one’s sleeve leaves the heart open to spills, crying, bruises, even getting pieces of it scraped or torn away. The heart is central to being. Put it back where it belongs. Protect it. Do not leave it open to life’s absurdities. When in the proper place it connects with the body, mind, soul, and spirit. Otherwise, it is simply an outer adornment that is subject to change with the latest trend. Keep it with all diligence.

Perfect Timing…

May 6, 2013

The dog wanted outside and I opened the door just as my husband and grandson started across the road for the ice cream van. As I watched, my heart swelled with love for the two, one so small with a quick stride and happiness in his little voice and the other, calm strides with a surety of purpose for the mission. I stood there watching as they scanned the menu, all the while my sweet baby’s voice singing like a little bird telling precisely what he wanted. In a moment the deal was done and they came back with goods in hand. I so wished I would’ve had a video of this perfect moment. I will keep it in in my mind’s video. I love these two souls.

A Small Space…

May 2, 2013

a pleasant lunch. Best Chinese food I’ve eaten in four years and I had walked by it numerous times. Today I walked in and found it is not just a carry out, but hold four tables. Moo Goo Gai Pan and a Dr. Pepper is what I ordered and let me tell you, it was delicious. The vegetables and chicken were sliced thin and cooked to perfection. I was dumbstruck at how good it tasted. I only used one packet of soy sauce and regretted having used it once I started eating. Oh. My. Gosh. If you knew me, you’d know I am not one who rants over food (or much else) unless it really strikes my fancy and buddy this was one mighty fine fancy. I could not believe what I’ve missed all this time, except usually when I’m in the area I’ve already traveled to eat at their neighbor’s place (Mexican) a few doors down. Now I have two places at the same convienient location. Just take my pick. And…my fortune says “You will soon be the center of attention.” That’s when my name and picture show up as the newest lottery winner. Oh yeah!